9 months post operation # spinalfusion #Backsurgery
Hello i do hope you all are well. I needed to vent and get some advice!
In my case I'm not so lucky.
Before surgery my symptoms of pain were shooting down my legs, my lower legs and feet going numb, my facilities were slightly reduced(was peeing and pooing about 50% less then before) not able to walk to the bathroom,
** CES, HURNIATED DISKS MULTI LEVELS, SCOLIOSIS CURVITURE IN 3 AREAS, ANKYLOSING SPONDYLITIS, HLA-B27 POSITIVE (NOT WHAT THIS IS TRULY) , ARTHRITIS MULTIPLE AREAS OF BODY, ALONG WITH A FEE OTHER DX.***
. My procedure was said to take about 4.5 hours, it took 7.5 hrs they said nothing to my husband so he was stressed out. Then going into the Operating room we had been told it would be MINIMALLY INVASIVE,.
SO they replaced 2 disks l4 & l5 and open nerve facet holes, and do the fusion...
I had L3-L5 fusion but i believe something went wrong while in surgery for me. There are a few reasons why I think this.
My fusion was January 3 2023. When i woke up after SURGERY along my left side that was not cut open on , it felt as though i had a chemical burn along my side and my hip down to my knee, a large painful lump also on the left side my non opened side, the 2 incisions on my back not clean cut incisions, looks like a damn 5 year old cut my open and not even centered properly , then 2 other incisions 1 about pinky length the other about 6 inches long. Post operation now 8.5 months. I am left partially immobile about 50% of the time, imagining at 2 months showed that i had a NEW crack in L5. Still severe pain, my whole groin is f------numb. I am a married wife and mother. I have never been one to sit and do nothing I'm going crazy from pain. My husband tries to understand and at first had no understanding what i was going thru bc his back surgery was a success back in 2006. But it was just a disc removal.
I am at a loss of what to do. I need to find an attorney, but getting discouraged the few i had talked with would not take my case due to their large case load they already had